Dadra and Nagar Haveli
The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is situated on the western coast of India. It is surrounded on the west, north, and east by Valsad district of Gujarat and in the south and south-east by Thana and Nasik districts of Maharashtra. In July 2019 Government of India proposed merging of the two union territory as Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and forming Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu as a union territory.
It is the homeland of colorful tribals. Dadra and Nagar Haveli is also the land of thick, green forests, low hills, large waterfronts, and huge, green meadows.
Getting There :
- By Air: Mumbai is the closest airport.
- By Rail & Bus: Dadra & Nagar Haveli does not have its own road transport system, but benefits from Gujarat and Maharashtra transport system.
Fast Facts :
- Area: 491 Sq. Km
- Capital: Silvassa
- Languages: Gujarati, Marathi, and Hindi
- Religion: Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity
- Literacy rate: 88.49 %
- Best Time To Visit: November to March
Tourist Attractions :
Swaminarayan temple at Silvassa is a majestic temple built in the modern times, dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and located at the banks of the river Daman Ganga in Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Vanganga Lake and Island Garden
A beautiful lake garden only 5 km from the capital Silvassa. It has wooden bridges, flowers, jogging paths, thatched huts, and paddleboats.
The Piparia Udyan is a park with a difference. The great waterfalls, tiny kiosks, and sprawling islands of flowers are a great sight.
A riverside park with beautiful lawns. Ideal for picnics. Pavilions provide shelters to visitors.
Vasona Lion Safari Park
Dadra and Nagar Haveli wildlife sanctuary have the Vasona Lion Safari Park. This safari part was built with the mission to preserve Asiatic lions.